Classification of competitors by the year of birth (according to the Organization rules)

1st category: year of birth 2012 and younger
2nd category: year of birth 2011 and 2010
3rd category: year of birth 2009 and 2008
4th category: year of birth 2007 and 2006

Compulsory compositions for the 64th Kocian Violin Competition 2022

1st category, one round:
Antonín Dvorak: Sonatina in G Major, op. 100, 1st movement
(Bärenreiter Prague H 1364)
+ free program in time limit 4 – 8 minutes

2nd category, two rounds:
Bohuslav Martinů: Arabesques No. 5 and No. 4
(Ed. Salabert, No. SLB 00134700)

3rd category, two rounds:
Jaroslav Kocian: Intermezzo pittoresque, op. 18, No. 2
(recommended edition Bärenreiter Prague H 7825)
Note: it is not obligatory to play printed fingerings and bowings

4th category, two rounds:
Otakar Ševčík: Holka modrooká op. 10, No. 1 (The Girl with Blue Eyes)
Note: original version with double flageolets

In the 1st category the competition is one round only. In the 2nd, 3rd and 4th category there are 2 rounds. All rounds of all categories are public.

Contestants of the 1st category will play the compulsory piece and  their free program (time limit for the free program is 4 — 8 minutes) during one performance. The time limit is for the free program only — it does not include the Sonatina by Dvořák. The free program mustn’t be shorter than 4 minutes, as it would be a reason for a disqualification. The order of compositions is arbitrary. 

First round of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th category is anonymous, contestants will perform under numbers and will play the compulsory composition. The jury will select best contestants, who will proceed to the second round and play their free program. The time limit for each category is as follows:

8 — 13 mins in the 2nd category
12 — 20 mins in the 3rd category
14 — 20 mins in the 4th category. 

The organizers do not ensure piano accompaniment!

In case you are unable to provide your own piano accompanist for yourself, it is possible to contact Mrs. Martina Hájková, e-mail, a pianist from Prague Conservatory. Kindly make the arrangements with her in advance in order to avoid complications.

Photocopying of sheet music is illegal and using photocopies for public performances is a violation of copyright and commercial law of the publisher. The performers assume all liability for any legal sanctions.

The deadline for submitting the entry form is February 28th 2022.

Registration fee for participants from abroad is 90,- EUR and it is not refundable.

The registration fee must be paid to the following bank account by February 28th 2022:
IBAN: CZ05 0800 0000 0013 2017 0329
Name of bank account: Klubcentrum v Ústí nad Orlicí
to message for recipient fill: KVC and name of participant.

The Bank transfer fee is the responsibility of the participant.

The prizewinners are obliged to receive their prizes at the Winners Concert which includes the awards ceremony.

Lochmanova 1400
562 01 Ústí nad Orlicí

Mr. Tomáš Fiedler
competition secretary
+420 736 413 530

Jaroslav Kocian Music school
Smetanova 1500
562 01 Ústí nad Orlicí

Mrs. Lenka Lipenská
competition directress